WE’RE GONNA HAVE A FOOTBALL SEASON. MAYBE. POSSIBLY. IT SEEMS LIKE WE’RE GONNA AT LEAST HAVE A START TO A FOOTBALL SEASON. MISSISSIPPI STATE FOOTBALL WILL MAYBE POSSIBLY HAPPEN THIS YEAR AND THAT IS FUN AND TERRIFYING.
It’s official, folks. We’ve got a football schedule.
Sure, it’s 2020 and things can change at a moment’s notice thanks to a global pandemic, so we shouldn’t count our chickens before they kickoff at noon Eastern Time on ESPN, but we’ve got something to look forward to nonetheless.
The Mississippi State Bulldogs don’t exactly get a super easy schedule though. This isn’t a shocker, State is a member of the Southeastern Conference and has to deal with arguably the toughest division in all of college football. The SEC West is loaded and State doesn’t get the benefit of playing out of conference teams this year. Instead, Mike Leach and MSU will play two additional SEC games.
And here’s how State’s schedule shakes out:
- Sept. 26 at LSU
- Oct. 3 vs. Arkansas
- Oct. 10 at Kentucky
- Oct. 17 vs. A&M
- Oct. 24 BYE WEEK
- Oct. 31 at Alabama
- Nov. 7 vs. Vanderbilt
- Nov. 14 vs. Auburn
- Nov. 21 at Georgia
- Nov. 28 at Ole Miss
- Dec. 5 vs. Mizzou
That schedule is not an easy one by any stretch of the imagination, BUT WHO DID MISSISSIPPI STATE UPSET TO GET THAT STRETCH IN THE SECOND HALF OF THE SEASON?!
A bye week on Oct. 24 is a nice, solid spot to get a break. But after that, Mississippi State has to go to Tuscaloosa to face Alabama, then returns home for a couple of games against Vanderbilt and Auburn, hits the road for Athens and Oxford, and then caps off the season at home against Missouri.
I wouldn’t wish a schedule that includes Alabama, Auburn, and Georgia in the span of four weeks on ANYONE. BUT THEN STATE HAS TO PLAY AT OLE MISS RIGHT AFTER THAT.
This schedule is weird and wonky and while I was expecting chaos anyway given COVID-19 and a new head coach, I really don’t know what to expect from Mississippi State this season.
Let’s get weird, I suppose.